Robert De Niro Acceptance Speech: Funny or Foul?

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Ricky Gervais hosted the 68th annual Golden Globe Awards, creating a bit of a stir while doing so. But that wasn't unexpected.

Robert De Niro, conversely, is known as one of the quieter, more intense actors out there. That's why it made it so shocking when the icon accepted the Cecil B. DeMille Award last night and went off on hot topics such as immigration and Megan Fox.

“I’m sorry more members of the foreign press aren’t with us tonight," he said. "But many were deported right before the show along with most of the waiters. And Javier Bardem."

Listen to the speech and decide: Was it funny or foul?

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very distasteful words, frankly just shows how ignorant he is as well as their colleagues. What a pity gives the poor man and those who applaud him as well.


I didn't think it was a racist speech. Just a very odd one.


What was with the look angelina gave to brad during De Niros acceptance speech? Was it something De Niro said?


He was not racist. He was making fun of the new police state and all the freedoms taken away, the TSA scanners, they are going to have them in malls, inside public buses, subway stations and grocery stores. So he's mocking that. Besides all illegals in USA are Hispanics mainly Mexican so how is that racist? When is the last time you heard of a British illegal? Having said this I hope they ship back all those Brits to UK, I've had enough of them on TV, can't understand a damn thing they say!


Can someone tell me what he said that was bleeped?? What was racist?


He never said hispanics...he said funny how people hear the word illegal and assume it means hispanics..grow up people!!


Why use Javier Bardem as the pun for his joke? Why not Hugh Laurie, Colin Firth, or Ricky Gervais himself....they're all also foreigners. Oh, it's because Javier is Hispanic and illegals 'can only be Hispanic'. That's why his 'joke' was offensive. Shame on you Robert Deniro!


Maybe he had to wait a long time to get his drink and he was just notifying the management in his own way...


if you take a joke about illegals as "insulting all hispanics" then you in fact are the racist one


funny. stop taking everything so seriously. we gots to laugh.